Maxis begins deploying Electric Vehicles in its field operations
- Six extended range fully Electric Vehicles (EVs) now operational in its service fleet
- Plans to replace all 2WD service vehicles in metro and urban sites with EVs over the next five years
- EVs are servicing Central and Northern regions with further nationwide deployment in phases
Maxis has begun to integrate electric vehicles (EVs) in its field operations, leading the way for Malaysian telcos to lower their carbon footprint and adopt clean energy solutions. The move underscores the company’s dedication to sustainable practices, minimising its carbon footprint, and promoting an eco-friendlier future.
The first set of EVs comprises six BYD Dolphin extended range vehicles utilised by Maxis’ mobile and fibre operations teams in the Central and Northern regions.
Our commitment to innovation goes beyond telecommunications technology, driving us towards a more sustainable future. We believe this initiative not only reduces our operational costs and enhances efficiency but also reflects our dedication to fostering positive change within our industry. Adopting EVs also aligns with Maxis’ broader efforts to contribute to global initiatives that address climate change to create a more lasting positive impact on the planet,” - Abdul Karim Fakir bin Ali, Maxis Chief Network Officer.
In alignment with the company's fleet refresh strategy, Maxis aims to replace all its two-wheel drive vehicles in metro and urban sites with EVs in phases over the next five years. The company has 40 such vehicles in service.
Prior to integrating EVs in its field operations this year, Maxis did a proof-of-concept trial by leasing two EVs for operations support last year. That pilot programme enabled its Network and Sustainability teams to advance the company’s EV initiative this year with today’s announcement.
The company has also established solar-powered EV charging infrastructure at its Subang Hi-Tech, Sungai Besi, Kepong, Rawang, Nilai, Seberang Prai and Johor Bahru Technical Operation Centres (TOCs) to better serve its growing EV fleet.